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# Although he is as gifted as, if not more gifted than, many

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Although he is as gifted as, if not more gifted than, many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and his poetry is unpublished.

(A) Although he is as gifted as, if not more gifted than, many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and his poetry is unpublished.
(B) Although he is as gifted, if not more gifted, than many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and with his poetry remaining unpublished.
(C) Although he is as gifted as, if not more gifted than, many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and will not publish his poetry.
(D) Despite his being gifted, if not more gifted than his colleagues, he is extremely modest and will not publish his poetry.
(E) Being a gifted as, or more gifted than, many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and his poetry is unpublished.
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10 Sep 2005, 11:56
I am stuck between A and C

but finally I will pick A.
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10 Sep 2005, 16:51
I would choose C.
It has idiom "as gifted as". he "is ... modest and will not publish ... poetry" is also parallel, no passive voice as in A.
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11 Sep 2005, 01:20
A : seems Ok..but, there is no real relation between being modest and not publishing.

B : as gifted....than improper use.

C : Sounds ok

D : "his being gifted...." unidiomatic

E : sounds odd.

Hence, C shud be the answer
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11 Sep 2005, 01:20
C

because:
A: "and his poetry is unpublished. " un-parallel
D: since "many" is not there, it changes the meaning
E: same as A
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13 Sep 2005, 19:54
C it is!
is modest and will not publish...is required!
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